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ZDI-08-031: Trillian MSN MIME Header Stack-Based Overflow Vulnerability

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Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 17:46:49 CDT


ZDI-08-031: Trillian MSN MIME Header Stack-Based Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-031
May 21, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:
Cerulean Studios

-- Affected Products:
Cerulean Studios Trillian

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6097.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Cerulean Studios Trillian Pro.
Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the header parsing code for the msn
protocol. When processing the X-MMS-IM-FORMAT header, certain attributes
are copied into a buffer located on the stack without any length
verification which can eventually lead to code execution with the
privileges of the user that is running the application.

-- Vendor Response:
Trillian v3.1.10.0 has been released to address these vulnerabilities
and is available at http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-05-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * tw33k and n8

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